TODAY | June 20, 2013
>>> requirements for all sunscreen products. dr. susan taylor is dermatologist and she is here to sort out the important and brand-new information. doc, good morning. good to see you.
>> good morning.
>> so the fda now requires sunscreen products to have these brand-new labels. what's on the label?
>> so the labels are going to indicate if the sunscreen is broad spectrum .
>> which means what?
>> mean it is protects from both uvb rays and uva rays.
>> so it's gonna say that right on the product?
>> right on the product.
>> and you recommend it protect against both?
>> that's right. and the lane will also say spf 15 or a higher number.
>> all right. let's talk about some different types of people and what they should know about sunscreen.
>> that's right.
>> there's skin tone and then there's stun type. let's start with skin tone , you're light, fair-skinned, medium toned or you have a dark complexion what do you need to know about what that requires in terms of sunscreen?
>> there's one thing you need to know . that is you need to use sunscreen no matter what your race, your ethnicity or your skin tone . you must use a broad spectrum spf 30 sunscreen on a daily basis every single day.
>> that's skin tone and then something called skin type .
>> with moisturizers, we talk about people with dry skin what should they be choosing?
>> so they are going to choose a sunscreen that is moisturizing. so it's gonna have ingredients like shea butter or different oils, even oils that will help your dry skin .
>> next category?
>> sensitive skin . so, there are people who are sensitive to various chemicals. you're gonna look for a sunscreen that has zinc oxide or titanium dioxide .
>> what about people who have oily skin ?
>> yes. so the opposite. you want to have an oil-free sunscreen. and it's gonna be marked right on the front of the label.
>> all right. real quickly, children, one of the most important things to consider when buying sunscreen for kids?
>> you want that spf 30 but you want a product that is going to say no tears. children get sunscreen in their eyes and it sting it will say no tears.
>> for active people, athletes, people going to be jumping in and out of a pool, how long should the sunscreen last without a further application?
>> that new regulation will indicate water resistant for 40 or 80 minutes, that's the most important thing. you will no longer see waterproof but water resistant . if you're going to be in that pool for 80 minutes, you're going to select a sunscreen 80 minutes water resistant .
>> most importantly of all, don't stay in the sun all danger find an umbrella, find shade, get under it as often as possible.
>> reapply the sunscreen every two hours.